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Book Review – Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett

I wanted to share this book by @marc.brackett with you as it highlights the fundamental importance of emotional intelligence and being able to connect with, name and communicate our emotions. It honestly was the book I've been most engrossed with for a long time. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAI-dgpHTf3/ If you do read the book (or have already read it) let… Continue reading Book Review – Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Positive Psychology

Why gratitude works!

Hi Guys, Following from last week's blog I want to talk about why gratitude exercises work. I also want to point you to my IGTV series on sharing gratitude during lockdown. Thanks everyone who voted in my stories poll where I asked what you wanted to see this week, continuing gratitude practices won hands down!… Continue reading Why gratitude works!

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How to break free from a negative mindset

Hi guys, Today I want to talk a little about positive psychology and then start a week of sharing a daily gratitude practice to share some positivity in these challenging times. What Is Positive Psychology? This is something I want to write more about on this platform, but as a very brief introduction... Positive psychology… Continue reading How to break free from a negative mindset

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Other topics, Positive Psychology

Gratitude for Positivity

This week I wanted to share something that is helping me to keep positive during this pandemic – a daily gratitude practice. This is something which, if you find is helpful, would be something that you could keep up and practice for your wellbeing long after the lock down has ended. https://youtu.be/z-r8SeOinrw I do talk… Continue reading Gratitude for Positivity

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Call to Courage – quotes that inspired me

I recently watched Brené Brown’s new documentary on Netflix, Call to Courage. I’m a real fan of her work and this was a fantastic mix of stories to make you both laugh and think with some very poignant take home messages. I’m going to discuss some of my favourite quotes from this talk, which I… Continue reading Call to Courage – quotes that inspired me

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Community

Community is becoming more and more recognised as a vital component to health. I think I realised quite young, whilst at university, that the people in my life is what would bring me the greatest joys in life. Christmas time made me reflect on how lucky I am to have my own little community of… Continue reading Community

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Positive Psychology

Gratitude

There’s lots of talk on social media at the moment about how gratitude is good for you. However, unless the actual benefits are explained it’s often hard to get enough incentive to actually start doing something new. So, I thought I’d discuss some evidence-backed benefits of practicing gratitude. Relationships Practicing gratitude is beneficial for romantic,… Continue reading Gratitude